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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

06/10/2021

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     A young man was learning to fly a single engine airplane.  It was time to learn about landing the plane so the instructor said: ‘Are you ready to go down?’   And the student said, ‘yes, let’s do that’.  So, the plane began to descend. The instructor looked over at the young man and he wasn’t sweating at all, he was completely cool.  The instructor thought, this guy will make a good pilot.  ...


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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

05/20/2021

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     One of the lessons from the tower of Babel is that God is always looking for people who will stand with Him.  2 Chron. 16:9   

   Even in the toughest of times, God has always had His faithful remnant.  The Bible says that God is ever looking for people who are willing to stand up for Him, people through whom He can work and release His kingdom power through.      Are you such a person?  

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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

05/06/2021

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    1 Peter 3:7    Peter teaches us that we should honor our wives, the mothers of our children.  God had it even put right into the 10 commandments:  to honor our fathers and mothers.  Three easy ways to treat moms right are: spend time with her, show her respect and help her out.   

     Men, you have two choices before you on this: you can honor them or dishonor them- by not spending time with her, by ...


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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

04/22/2021

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     Many people aren’t into risks today.  Risk may be a popular board game but not popular as a lifestyle. We all naturally gravitate to security, social security, home security, secure savings and loans, secure relationships and those are good things!   But too often, over time, or especially as we get older, we become cautious, sophisticated, careful.    We call it wisdom.     And it is at times, but it may also just...


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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

04/08/2021

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 We love heroes.  We love stories of heroes; heroes that are worthy of honor and that serve as a good example for us. They inspire us.  We don’t name our sons Judas or our daughters Jezebel. We use names like David and Daniel, boys that slay giants or shut the mouths of lions.  We long for heroines like Ruth or Esther, fearless ladies who overcame death, famine and destruction. Most of our heroes are forged in fires of weakness or suffering in ...


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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

03/25/2021

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 Do you remember that old movie: ‘Vacation’ with  Chevy Chase, where he wants to take his family on a cross-country road trip to go see Wally World in California?   In this comedy movie, just about everything that could go wrong on a vacation does go wrong for them.  It reminds me of some of our vacations. Things like wrong turns, running out of money, sick kids, cockroaches in the beds, car accidents, car breakdowns, food poison...


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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

03/11/2021

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    In dealing with depression and discouragement, a big part of this is also learning to forgive. One Christian counselor, in his old age, said that he could not stress it enough, how he discovered that many of people’s depressions were the by-product of them being unable or unwilling to forgive.  To forgive others and to forgive yourself.  One guy said that probably half of the people in  mental institutions could be released if they cou...


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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

02/25/2021

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‘Depression is the inability to construct a future.’

Depression is feeling really alone even when in a room with lots of people.

‘Every thought is a battle, every breath is a war, and I don’t think I’m winning anymore.’

‘I really want to be happy, but there’s something inside me that screams: you don’t deserve it.’

‘They ask: how are you doin...


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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

02/11/2021

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    Don’t let the sun go down on your anger is  a great marriage principle.  Eph. 4:26.    If at all possible, and it’s not always possible, try to settle things before it gets too late in the day.   I can remember times early in our marriage when Debbie and I would disagree about something and then we’d try to go to sleep.  You know, one person would be facing this way and the other person facing the other way. ...


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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

01/28/2021

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  Being a graceful witness adds a dynamic to one’s life and prayer life like nothing else. 

Be yourself, in your conversations with others.  U be U and ask God to use your unique style, interests and personality to be a graceful witness.  

Pray for others.  God can soften hard hearts. Pray for those in your family. Pray for others. We always talk to God about people before we talk to people about God.  

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Thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

01/13/2021

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J C Ryle, in his classic work: ‘Holiness’ written back in the 1800’s is very helpful for one's spiritual growth. We need to remember that God is pleased to work thru means. God has ordained the means as well as the ends. The person who wants to grow spiritually must use the means that God has provided.             What are these?

  1. First, there are private means.  Let us use with great diligence the ...


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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

12/31/2020

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    Happy New Year!     As we enter a new year with grateful hearts that the Lord is good and we are still here; let's remember as a challenge for this new year that God has called every Christian to a holy life. There are no exceptions to this call.  And gladly the apostle John tells us that when we are not holy, when we blow it in some way, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus, who prays for us and helps us.

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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

12/17/2020

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   Luke 2:18 says: “And all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.  But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”  

     I’m sure that “amazed” is a mild word to describe the reaction of those who heard the shepherds. The story itself would sound incredible—the part about hearing an angelic choir in the middle of the night, not to mention...


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Thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

12/03/2020

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   Knowing how the story ends helps us to turn negatives into new platforms for doing God’s work.  When you study the life of the apostle Paul, he did not have it easy. Persecuted, beaten, whipped, left for dead, repeatedly thrown into jail, hated by many, shipwrecked, almost drowned, tossed around by crowds; yet one thing I noticed. Paul had an uncanny ability to turn every truly negative situation into a new platform for doing God’s work....


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Thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

11/19/2020

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   I was deep in the woods by the Canadian border, up by Int’l Falls.  I was riding a fast snowmobile on this about one mile circular road.  It was the middle of winter with deep snow all around. After making one lap on this road, the snowmobile started acting up. It started sputtering and missing, yet it had plenty of gas. It just wasn’t running well. Then all of a sudden, I noticed bear tracks on the road. Tracks that were not there jus...


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